Eating the right food at the right time can make all the difference in your training. The best food for cycling isn’t the same for every athlete, though, and will change with the timing, intensity, and duration of your upcoming workout.
Cycling Nutrition: Everything You Need To Know
Nailing your cycling nutrition is one of the easiest ways to improve your performance. Often overlooked but rarely unimportant, it can be complicated and confusing. For peak endurance performance, you’ll need sufficient fuel and hydration, not only for training but for your events as well. This guide will help you with everything you need to know about cycling nutrition.
Athletes and Insulin, Carbohydrate Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 327
High carb intake and endurance sports go hand-in-hand, but is this damaging to your health? Join us and Orange Seal Off-Road’s Hannah Finchamp as we dig into the relationships of glucose, insulin, and workout intensity to know how you can prioritize health and performance, and much more!
Leadville Champion, Air Quality, Strengths vs. Weaknesses, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 322
Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster!
Belgian Waffle Ride, Equipment Upgrades, Recovery Tactics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 317
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his two National Championship wins and his unexpectedly bumpy ride at Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as answering your questions on recovery modalities and joining us for a discussion on equipment upgrades and more.
Losing Fitness, Raising Power with Nutrition, Aero vs. Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 309
Detraining happens any time we decrease training stimulus, but how quickly does it happen, how can you retain as much fitness as possible, and how should you adjust your race strategy as a result? Join us for a deep dive into this and many other topics in Episode 309 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance
For endurance athletes, carbs are vital for maximum performance. If you want to go fast, you’ve got to have sugar onboard. That means consuming 60-90 grams of carbs per hour of cycling. Whether you’ve got a big training day or event, these carbohydrate nutrition tips will help.
How to Fuel Short Workouts
For endurance athletes, proper fueling is vital for peak performance. But are there any benefits to fueling your shorter workouts? Find out why, how, and when to fuel your short workouts.
Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297
Where should you draw the line with aggressive racing, why your sprint power may be lower than you want and how to improve it, why over-unders are so hard and what you can do to improve with them and much more in Episode 297 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!